Industry Profiles

Road ahead leads to open spaces for Melanie Likes and her family

“Driven” is an especially appropriate word to describe Melanie Likes. Tractors, pickups, six-wheel bobtails, 10-wheel farm trucks, her vintage 198... more »

2017 Spudwoman of the Year: Addie Waxman

2017 has been a big year for Addie Waxman. She graduated May 13 from the University of Idaho with her Ph.D. in plant sciences. She is also the recipie... more »

Women are the Unsung Heroes of Agriculture

While speaking about his book “American Farmer” at the Potatoes USA annual meeting in Denver a few months ago, photographer Paul Mobley said women... more »

Addie Waxman Discusses the Clearwater Russet

Addie Waxman, 2017 Spudwoman of the Year, talks about the Clearwater Russet being chosen for McDonald's fries. The Spudwoman of the Year award is... watch »

Spudman April Grower Profile: Part Three: Rockey Farms and Soil Health

Brendon Rockey discusses soil health, plant diversity and the use of beneficial insects on Rockey Farms. Click here to see more on ... watch »

Spudman April Grower Profile: Part Two: Rockey Farms Marketing

The marketing of White Rock Specialties by Rockey Farms in Colorado's San Luis Valley with Brendon Rockey and Sheldon Rockey. Click here to se... watch »

Spudman April Grower Profile: Rockey Farms History

The history of Rockey Farms in Colorado's San Luis Valley with Brendon Rockey and Sheldon Rockey. Click here to see more on ... watch »

Spudman 7: Mac Johnson

Mac Johnson has spent his entire career in marketing, working for, or with, many of the country’s largest consumer product goods. In 2000, he joined... more »

Rockey Farms a blast from the past

Beneficial insects and complementary plant populations — you might call it neo-traditionalism, a recognition that past farming practices still have ... more »

Spudman 7: Doug Cole

Doug Cole has been the director of marketing and communications for Simplot Plant Sciences since 2012. In this capacity, Cole is responsible for build... more »


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